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Best Jets Team Ever Tournament: Round 1, Game 2

By Alan Schechter

Unknown date; Flushing, NY, USA; FILE PHOTO; Houston Oilers defensive end Pat Holmes (79) attempts to block a pass as New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath (12) passes at Shea Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Manny Rubio-US PRESSWIRE

Sunday night is upon us, and with it the “Best Jets Team Ever Tournament” returns. Last week, the 2009 Jets beat their 2010 counterparts to move on to the second round. Tonight, the 1969 Jets are playing host to the 1982 Jets, with the winner moving on to face the 1998 Jets. Here we go to the game.

The 1969 Jets opened the scoring late in the first quarter. A Joe Namath to Don Maynard connection, followed my an unnecessary roughness penalty set them up on the 17 of the 1982 Jets. On the next play, Matt Snell ran a draw up the middle, where Abdul Salaam forced a fumble, that the 1969 Jets fell on in the endzone. Matt Snell was credited with the TD, and the score was 7-0 1969 Jets in the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, a Jerry Holmes interception set the 1982 team up on the 45 yard line of the 1969 Jets. 7 plays later, Pat Leahy connected from 33 yards out to make the score 7-3 in favor of the 1969 squad. The two teams exchanged field goals at the end of the half, and the score was 10-6 in favor of the 1969 Jets.